The Love Story of Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively Who Haven’t Missed a Single Chance to Troll Each Other in 10 Years
Ryan Reynolds and Blake Lively are rightfully considered to be one of the funniest Hollywood couples, inspiring millions of fans all around the world. After 10 years and 3 children, these two are still madly in love and keep making each other better.
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Life-changing Green Lantern
Ryan and Blake first met on the set of the superhero film Green Lantern, where they had the lead roles. After that, they went to Comic-Con together to promote the new film. At the time, none of them was single: Lively was dating her Gossip Girl partner Penn Badgley, and Reynolds was married to Scarlett Johansson.
Blake later went on to have a short romance with Leonardo DiCaprio, who she had met during an audition for The Great Gatsby. There were a lot of photos of them together online: on a yacht in Cannes, in Italy, in Disneyland. But their relationship didn’t last long, because the Universe had different plans.
A friendship that developed into love
Soon, Lively broke up with Leo, and Reynolds divorced Scarlett Johansson. It’s important to know that all this time Blake and Ryan were good friends.
Once, they even had a double date. Ryan says that they were friends at the time. She was on a date with another guy, and he was on a date with another girl. It was probably very awkward for their dates because it was obvious he and Blake had a thing. After that, Lively moved to Boston and Reynolds joined her. The trip made them very close because Ryan said that one week later, he thought they needed to buy a house together.
Once, Ryan was asked how he knew that Lively was the one, and he told a very touching story, “We were hanging out at this little restaurant in Tribeca that’s open really late, and this song came on and I was just like, ’Want to dance?’ No one was in there, so it was just totally empty. And it was just one of those moments where halfway through the dance, it was like, ’Oh, I think I just crossed a line.’ And then I walked her home. And, uh, you know, I don’t really need to go into what happened after that.”
One year after the beginning of their romance, the couple shocked the public with the news of their secret wedding. The ceremony was small and hidden from outsiders: the newlyweds pledged their love to each other, surrounded by family and close friends. It took place in South Carolina.
One of the guests said that when Ryan first saw the bride, he had a big smile and tears in his eyes, “They just stared at each other with absolute love. Their faces were lit up with the candlelight, and it looked like something out of a romance movie.”
For the ceremony, the bride chose a custom Marchesa dress with golden embroidery, and Ryan wore a khaki suit from Burberry. By the way, there’s a cute story about the dress that Blake told several years later. Florence Welch was singing at the reception and Lively was listening so attentively that she didn’t notice she had burned her dress with one of the sparklers.
Of course, she was really sad, but her husband comforted her. She shared, “And later, my dress was hanging up and Ryan said, ’Isn’t that beautiful?’ I said, ’What?’ And he pointed to the burn. My heart just stopped, because it was such a sensitive little subject. And he said, ’You’ll always remember that moment with Florence singing and the sparklers. You have that forever, right there, preserved.’ Now that’s my favorite part of the dress.”
Mom and dad
Both Blake and Ryan grew up in large families. She is the youngest of 5 children, and he is the youngest of 4 sons. So they decided not to postpone having children, and 2 years after the wedding, they had their first daughter.
Ryan announced the good news in an unusual fashion. He posted an Instagram photo where the baby was holding his thumb and wrote, “Thumb wrestling isn’t always fair. Curiously, my hand is the small one.”
This was when a new stage in their family life started. Lively also shared her feelings about having her first child, “I’m the youngest of five, so I never raised any siblings below me, but I’m always the person who’s taking everyone else’s kid and putting them on my hip, so I’ve kinda always been a mama.”
They gave an unusual name to their daughter, James, after Ryan’s father. There’s a reason why. The thing is, the actor had a difficult relationship with his dad, but a short time before he died, Blake recommended her husband to let bygones be bygones. Fortunately, Ryan listened to his wife and became close with his dad again, and introduced him to his granddaughter.
2 years later, they had their second daughter, Ines. Ryan said, “It’s amazing that you can be that exhausted and that happy at the same time.”
For a long time, the spouses didn’t show their children to the public, but when Ryan got his star on the Hollywood Walk of Fame, they all appeared at the ceremony. It was a big event for the family, and they wanted to celebrate it together with their kids. In his speech, Ryan said very moving words, “I want to thank my wife, Blake, who is sitting right there, who is everything to me. You are the best thing that has ever happened to me. You make everything better, absolutely everything in my life better. You’ve made me the father of my dreams when I thought I only had fun-uncle potential.”
In 2019, Blake and Ryan became parents for the third time — they had a daughter, Betty. When Ryan was asked about his big family that consisted only of girls, he said, “I’d have it no other way.” Although he joked that having a trio of girls is his way of doing his part “to wipe men off the face of the earth.”
Reynolds is happy to be a father of 3 girls, “I love being a girl dad. I have three daughters, which I never in a million years would have imagined. I come from all boys. I have three older brothers. I’m the youngest of four boys, so for me to have three daughters has been such a ride and I love every second of it.”
A short time ago, Ryan said that he wanted to take a short break from his career to make more time for his kids while they are still small, “The main point is that I’m there for my kids in the morning and night and I’m getting up with them and I’m putting them to bed at night. Those are things that I think they should be able to take for granted.”
Aside from their strong marriage, this couple is famous for their sense of humor, joking with each other all the time. The way they troll each other online and on their social media is incredibly cute. Maybe, it’s what helps them keep their feelings fresh.
Ryan once posted a photo of Blake from the set of The Rhythm Section, where the actress was wearing clothes and makeup for the role, and he wrote, “#nofilter.”
Blake always knows how to tease him. This is what she wrote to Ryan on Father’s Day, “Since the day our baby was born, I’ve felt so strongly in my heart that you were most likely the father.”
But the true fun starts when one of the spouses is celebrating their birthday. For example, when Blake turned 32, Ryan decided to show his wife how much he loved her and posted a series of unflattering photos of hers. What a sweet husband!
But behind all these jokes, it’s impossible to hide the fact that they love each other very much and value what they have. Just read what they say in their interviews. Blake has mentioned multiple times that they do everything together, “Everything we do in life, we do together. I get to share my life with the person he’s become, and we get to grow from there.”
She also shares, “We’ve never gone a week without seeing each other. There’s no major decision that I make without him. The best part is when we turn off our phones and just talk and hang out. He’s my best, best friend. What do you do with your best friend? You do nothing.”
The secret of their happy family life
In fact, there’s no special recipe, it’s just that both of them think they are each other’s best friends. Blake said, “He’s my friend first and I think that’s the secret to happiness. I don’t know the secret to happiness, but it’s the secret to my happiness at least.”
Ryan also shared the secret of their long marriage, “We don’t take each other too seriously, but we’re also friends. Falling in love is great, but do you like each other? That’s kinda the question you gotta ask yourself, you know, going into it.”
He also added, “We grow together. We learn from each other. So yeah, I’m lucky to have a buddy in that.” This is why after almost 10 years of marriage, Blake and Ryan still look at each other as if they got married yesterday.
They also love spending time together and congratulating each other on important events. So to celebrate the 10th anniversary of their first date, they returned to the place where it all started—a small Japanese restaurant. Later, Blake posted a story saying, “If it weren’t for this place. We wouldn’t be together. No joke. No restaurant means more to us.”
What do you think is the secret of their long and happy marriage?